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The biggest Croatian food event in Tacoma is coming


One of the things I love so much about Pierce County eating is the kickoff of the fall food festival season.

My favorites include the Tacoma Greek Festival the first weekend in October, as well as the Daughters of Norway cookie extravaganza that same weekend (hellllooooo, krumkake, how I love thee). You can also expect to see local food companies Kaleenka Piroshky and Bruno’s Lakewood at Oktoberfest Northwest, which is ALSO the same weekend as the Greek Festival and the big, giant Norwegian cookie sale.

There’s also the Fall bazaar at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple, which is known regionally for its handmade mochi.

And here is one that I kind of consider the kick-off for the food festival season – KONOBA! It’s hosted by the Slavonian American Benevolent Society at their Slavonian Hall in Tacoma’s Old Town neighborhood. It is the most amazing collection of Croatian treats and pastries I’ve ever experienced and it’s totally worth your dining time.

This year’s Konoba is TOMORROW, Sunday August 25 and I highly recommend you consider going. Tickets are $35 and it looks as if the organizers are switching up the food a bit. In the past, it’s been an a la carte extravaganza with several appetizers (like the Tacoma Greek Festival) and pastries for sale, but this year’s event will have a plated salmon dinner, appetizer and no-host bar.

I also have seen plenty of posts about the wonderful pastries produced for this event by members of the Slavonian American Benevolent Society.

More information here: https://konoba2019.brownpapertickets.com/